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What does Radek mean?

Radek Pronunciation of Radek as a boys' name is of Slavic origin. Variant of Roderick (Old German) "famous ruler".


ASSOCIATED WITH old, famous, ruler (king)


OTHER FORMS VIA RODERICK Rod, Rodd, Roddy, Roderik, Rodrik, Rodryk, Rurek, Rurik

(male) Rudek, ..

(female) Rase, ..

Radek Ishan (R.I.), ..

How popular is Radek?

Radek is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#66274 out of 150436, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Radek (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Rod, Rodd, Roddy and Roderick (#1357 VIA LATEST LIST). Other forms, like Roderik, are uncommon. These forms of Radek were popular with parents in the 1960s (AVERAGE #752) and have become significantly less popular since (#1839, DOWN 90%), with versions such as Rod becoming less fashionable. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rod, Rodd, Roddy, Roderick in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Radek and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Barek, Damek, Danek, Darek, Fabek, Garek, Janek, Jarek, Malek, Marek, Rabee, Rad, Radd, Radlea (see Radley), Radlee, Radley, Radly, Rae, Rafe, Rafee, Rafel, Rafer, Rafik, Raiden, Ramey, Randel, Randey, Rane, Ravee, Ravel, Raven, Rayder, Raye, Reade, Rider, Rodel, Rodeo, Rudee, Rudey, Rurek, Ryden, Ryder, Tarek, Vanek and Zarek. Like Radek, these names are not frequently used.